# Hampton county sc
The Palmetto Theater and Hampton County Featured in New SCETV Documentary
Hampton, SC – Hampton County and the historic Palmetto Theater will be among local places featured in a new one-hour documentary highlighting treasured landmarks throughout South Carolina. The documentary, which follows Mike Lassiter on his journey across South Carolina capturing the stories of historic, often family-run businesses that line main streets from the coast to the upstate, also features Wiggins & Son Hardware, a 4th generation hardware store located in Estill.
Hampton Friends of the Arts and Hampton County School District Launch Free Culinary Arts Camp for Students
Hampton County, SC, June 2022 – Hampton Friends of the Arts and the Hampton County School District are launching a FREE Culinary Arts Camp for students of Hampton County age 14 and older. The Culinary Summer Camp is being held at the Culinary Institute of the South at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and is designed for students interested in learning culinary arts (the 14+ age requirement is the only criteria).
Hampton County Releases Results of Study, New Recreation Master Plan
SC, June 8, 2022 – Last night, Hampton County Council gave a presentation at The Palmetto Theater to unveil the long-awaited results of Recreation Study and proposed Master Plan created by Alliance Engineers.
First-Ever Slice! Short Film Festival to Take Place from June 24th-26th at the Historic Palmetto Theater
Hampton County, SC, May 2022 – Hampton Friends of the Arts, the local nonprofit known for providing enriching experiences in the arts and humanities with a mission to further economic and community development through the arts and improve quality of life for the historically underserved communities of the rural Lowcountry, will be presenting its first-ever SLICE! Short Film Festival from June 24th – June 26th. The event will present a specially curated selection of short films that share a “slice of life” in the rural south -- and give the entire Lowcountry community, and beyond, an opportunity to experience these important short films in one of the region’s most historic theaters.
Roland Haynes Band to Perform at Historic Palmetto Theater in Hampton County on May 21
HAMPTON, SC - Local nonprofit Hampton Friends of the Arts, Inc. is continuing to build a reputation for presenting high-quality musical concerts in the rural Lowcountry. Building upon the success of last year's programming which included performances by Svetlana & The New York Collective, The Duane Eubanks Quintet, Willie Bradley, and most recently New York’s Jay/Sharptet, the group is proud to announce that the Roland Haynes Band will be performing at the historic venue – offering an exceptional evening of musical entertainment.
NY Jazz Ensemble to Play Historic Hampton, SC Theater
HAMPTON, SC - Local nonprofit, Hampton Friends of the Arts, Inc. is continuing to build a reputation for presenting high quality jazz in the rural Lowcountry. Building upon the success of last year's programming which included performances by Svetlana & The New York Collective, The Duane Eubanks Quintet, Willie Bradley, and other notable artists, the group is proud to announce that they will be hosting another exceptional night of Jazz on April 15th at the historic Palmetto Theater.
Hampton County Administrator selected to Speak at State Airports Conference
The South Carolina Aviation Association recently held their annual Airports Conference in Myrtle Beach on February 16-18, 2022. At this conference, professionals from around the state met to learn the latest in aviation technology and best management practices, connect with one another and hear what’s upcoming from state and federal agencies and leaders in the field.
Hampton County Airport and the Palmetto Animal League Assist in Rescue of Litter of Abandoned Puppies
Hampton, SC, March 2022 – In recent months, the Hampton County Animal Shelter has faced overcrowded conditions -- with the shelter overwhelmed by people dumping whole litters of unwanted puppies, including two large litters in the last month. With the shelter already over-capacity, when someone again dumped an entire litter of puppies at the shelter’s gate in late February, they were looking at having to start euthanizing animals due to overcrowding and lack of space – until the Palmetto Animal League, pilot John Doig -- and the Hampton County Airport literally came to the rescue.
New Exhibit, and Exciting Partnership, Brings World-Class Art to Rural South Carolina
On Saturday February 19, Hampton Friends of the Arts (www.hamptoncountyarts.org) kicked off the launch of a unique new art exhibit in Hampton County, showcasing the diverse talents and disciplines of one of South Carolina's most storied HBCUs. The exhibit was kicked off at the “Bulldog Ball” held at the Stanley Arts Center -- bringing together SC State University faculty, local artists, students and the community for an evening celebrating the arrival of this exciting new art exhibit in Hampton County, and this important partnership between SC State and the Hampton Friends of the Arts that is helping to bring high quality art to Hampton residents.
Hampton Friends of the Arts to Open Two New Exhibits in February
Hampton, SC - South Carolina State University's Art Faculty will be unveiling a new show featuring a wide variety of contemporary works at the Stanley Arts Center in rural Hampton County this February. The new exhibit is conceived as a showcase for the diverse talents and disciplines of one of South Carolina's most storied HBCU's. Traditional mediums like painting will be displayed alongside more avante-garde video installations, cross disciplinary printmaking, and fresh ceramic treatments. Featured artists include: Ian J. Welch, Alexander Thierry, Maggie Mullin O'Hara, Ian J. Welch, Martin Lang. It is anticipated that several alumni artists will contribute work as well.
Hampton County Arts Council to Receive $150,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Hampton, SC — The Hampton County Arts Council is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. The small, rural arts agency is recommended to receive $150,000 and may use this funding to ensure equitable pay for artists and administrators, support salaries and wages, as well as contributing to other operating costs and maintaining facilities. Money is also provided to marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation in Arts programming. In total, the NEA will award grants totaling $57,750,000 to 567 arts organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.